Technologies

SPD-SL / 3-hole refers to a type of clip-in pedal system. Clip-in pedals are traditionally known as clipless pedals. Clip-in pedals are used with cycling shoes that have cleats attached to their soles. You clip the cleat into the pedal so that your shoe is connected to the pedal while you’re pedaling. The SPD-SL / 3-hole cleat attaches to your shoe using three bolts
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SPD / 2-hole refers to a type of clip-in pedal system. Clip-in pedals are traditionally known as clipless pedals. Clip-in pedals are used with cycling shoes that have cleats attached to their soles. You clip the cleat into the pedal so that your shoe is connected to the pedal while you’re pedaling. The SPD / 2-hole cleat attaches to your shoe using two bolts.
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Installing cleats can be a little fiddly, but you’ll find it really empowering to be able to do it for yourself!

On the bottom of your SPD-SL / 3-hole cleat compatible cycling shoe, you’ll see three holes around one-third of the way down the shoe. This is where you will attach the cleat.  

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Installing cleats can be a little fiddly, but you’ll find it really empowering to be able to do it for yourself! 

On the bottom of your SPD / 2-hole cleat compatible cycling shoe, you’ll see two slots around one third of the way down the shoe. Under these slots you’ll see there is a metal base plate with either two or four holes. This is where you will attach the cleat.

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The BOA Dial is a fit system featured on many of our shoes. It is made up of a steel lace, nylon guides, and a mechanical reel. The BOA Dial offers several advantages over traditional shoe closures such as laces and straps. You’ll notice a glove-like fit of the shoe on your foot, as the micro-adjustability of the click by click dial enables you to find just the right amount of snugness.

 

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Shoes with 5-hole outsoles are cycling shoes compatible with both SPD / 2-hole and SPD-SL / 3-hole clip-in pedal systems. Most cycling shoes are compatible with either SPD / 2-hole or SPD-SL / 3-hole cleats and pedals. However, shoes with 5-hole outsoles are compatible with both types. 

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